It is with sadness and a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our dear friend and family member, Beau Dick. Beau passed away last night just before midnight. Beau was a son, brother, father, brother, nephew, Chief, master carver, mesmerizing orator, mentor, a leader and so much more. He was a prolific artist whose work perpetuated the culture and traditions of the Kwakwaka’wakw people. A man of infinite generosity and tremendous spirit, his loss will be felt throughout many families, communities and nations. We at Reconciliation Canada will keep in our hearts many memories of Beau including his magnificent contribution to the Walk for Reconciliation in 2013 with the design & creation of the start site, stage and masks along the route.
To his children, grandchildren, mother and all who loved him, we send our love and strength during this difficult time of saying ‘until we meet again’.